cambridge bars vs Adkins bars

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  1. serialcambridger

    serialcambridger Member

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    what else is the main factor - can't get my head around this carbs/net carbs business.
    have compared an adkins to a cranberry crunch cambridge.

    anyone else have an adkins or other bar instead of cambridge


    Atkins

    Kcal 207
    Protein 18g
    Carbohydrates 16g – 3.1g net carbs
    Fat 9.4g of which saturates 5g
    Fibre 9.6g,
    Sodium 0.19g



    Cambridge

    kcal 174
    Protein 12.4g
    Carbohydrate 15.1g - of which sugars 10.8g
    polyols 1.1g
    starch 1.3g
    Fat 5.8g of which saturates 3.3g
    Fibre 7.2g
    Sodium 0.2g
     
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  3. jfryyyy

    jfryyyy Full Member

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    More saturated fat in the atkins bar, more calories, more carbs (bad for ketosis)

    I'd stick with the cambridge ones :)
     
  4. determinator

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    the mian difference is the cambridge bars are nutritionally balanced to be a meal replacement and the atkins ones are designed as a snack so dont contain any of the nutrients or vitamins
     
  5. serialcambridger

    serialcambridger Member

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    adkins do contain vitamins and minerals
    pretty sure, will ask on the adkins forum
     
  6. determinator

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    yeah they do but they are not designed to be a complete balanced meal , just a snack
     
  7. bellefrogette

    bellefrogette Silver Member

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    Atkins bars are yummy and if you can stp at one, well done. I have never wanted more than on CD..atkins bar do have vitamins and minerals , alot depends on how deeply you are in ketosis , I doubt if one bar will take you out, but they are more-ish.

    some use them as a snack some use them as a meal replacement.But then I see CD bars as a snack .they don't feel meal-like to me.
     
  8. shazza2971

    shazza2971 Full Member

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    I have tried in the past other bars instead of CDs but they are alot smaller and dont seem to satisfy me.

    However the atkins are only 3.1 net carbs where as the cranberry is 6.8 net carbs, so in effect you can have 2 atkins bars, but then you start playing with the vlcd and it becomes just a lcd depends what you want to do?
     
  9. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

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    The "larger"Atkins bars are meal replacements, not snacks. But, they do make snack ones, too.

    I buy those for my husband, but I prefer the South Beach Bars (which may not be available in the UK). They are meal replacements -- and like the UK Cambridge bars they have maltitol but it must not be as much, as they do not make me ill.

    Serving Size: One Bar (50g)

    Total Fat: 6g
    Saturated Fat 2.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
    Cholesteral 0g
    Sodium 300mg
    Potassium 70mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25g
    Dietary Fiber 4g
    Sugars 5g
    Sugar Alcohol 10g
    Protein 12g

    And it has the quantities of vitamins and minerals that most of the CD products do.

    I find the SB bars much more edible and filling. They are lower than the Atkins Bars for protein, but as I am 5'4" I seem to do fine with these. The UK cambridge bars (some not all) made me ill, and all had a very chemical aftertaste.

    MM
     
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  10. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

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    I think in order to get net carbs -- you Subtract Sugar Alcohol and Dietary Fiber from the total carbs.

    So, for the South Beach Bars 25 - 4 - 10 = 11 Net Carbs.
     
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    Felix Gold Member

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    I absolutely LOVE the Atkins snack bars. The chocolate ones with crispy bits in are devine. Haven't had one since I was on Tony Ferguson! Yummmmmy.
     
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    rumbly-tums Slowly but surely x

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    Atkins bars should keep you in ketosis. Atkins is a ketogenic diet.
     
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    I had a meal one today the chocolate brownie one and I snack one at lunch oh my god! The meal one filled me up and re chocolate one mmm I felt like I was cheating!
     
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    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

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    Hi Kimmie --

    You've had two bars with no side effects? I'd be ill.

    MM
     
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    Bit if wind lol but nope. Cd bars make me really poorly if I have to many. Got bait cramps ATM but im on so could be that ;(
     
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    thanks everyone, i am going to get some adkins bars run out of cambridge now and they are yummy
     
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